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Graphics Design/Public Relations Intern (ID: 108956) for Summer 2022


Office for the Aging

2 Empire State Plaza, 5th Floor
Albany , NY 12223
E-Mail: Alex.Hyatt@aging.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-8280

Division/Unit: Communications


Web Site: aging.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


If you are interested in graphic design, digital and print layout, journalism, event, or public relations work, the New York State Office for the Aging has an internship opportunity for you this semester. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of our Public Information Specialist 2.
If you are chosen, you will be working in our small but dynamic Communications Bureau assisting with public information tasks. Your work days will primarily focus on assisting the bureau with preparation of material for print, web, and social media platforms. You'll also help us organize and update our inventory of effective print materials, and be instrumental in reorganizing our Bureau's digital data and file folders.

What You'll Be Doing:
* Assist the bureau with all aspects of preparing materials for the New York State Fair
* Under the supervision of agency PIS2, you will help edit, develop, and produce content. You will have the opportunity to assist with developing ideas, write and publish digital content for the agency's website, IG, Twitter, and FB pages.
* Assist with creating videos and motion graphics
* Participate in the Communications Bureau weekly meetings
* Assist with managing a library of print and web content, providing internal and external staff and partners access to those resources
* Assist with other tasks as assigned
Who We Are:
The New York State Office for the Aging is part of the Executive Department in New York State and is the designated State Unit on Aging under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.
The mission of the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs, and services that support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations that serve them. For information about the New York State Office for the Aging, visit the NYSOFA Facebook page; follow @NYSAGING on Twitter; or visit www.aging.ny.gov.



Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud

Experience with Social Media

Video editing/videography

Microsoft Office

Graphic designers encouraged


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Human Services, Visual/Performing Arts